Facebook Connect

Facebook connect plugin is a big step towards socializing your site and making it more engaging for users. In a world where people are often pushed for time, the signup process is often off-putting for users and most of them will abandon your site at a step when they will be offered to go through a registration procedure. The Facebook connect plugin helps you retain first time visitors by offering them to instantly gain access to your site without the need to fill out a registration form.

How it works

Facebook Connect Plugin gives site visitors a really simple and convenient way of logging into your site without the need to go through a registration process. With no more than a couple of clicks, visitors become fully-fledged members with the help of Facebook authorization.

Front End

With the Facebook connect plugin, visitors who do not wish to register will be offered a Facebook Connect option, which, in the front end, is presented as a button next to a registration link. By clicking it, the user will join your site and his Facebook profile information will be used to create a user account. The account details will be sent to a user’s Facebook email, thus he will be able to log in his account with his new member account or continue using the Facebook connect option. This option works best for sites where visitors don't need to enter a lot of information to create their profiles.

There is also a second option offering a two-step registration process. You should enable it if member accounts require more information from users. With this option, visitors gaining access to your site through Facebook connect plugin will need to complete the second registration step by entering more information.

Back End

To use the Facebook connect plugin, you will need a developer account with Facebook and an App ID to configure your site domain in the back end. Most of plugin configuration happens on Facebook site and you will only need an App id and App secret for the plugin manager in back end. You will find a detailed instruction on configuring Facebook connect plugin in the plugin manager by navigating to Facebook Connect Settings page.

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Jun 07, 2019
  • Facebook brand icon updated
Apr 22, 2019
  • Facebook brand icon added
Feb 19, 2018
  • A few minor bugs fixed
Feb 16, 2018
  • Quick sign-up option added
Nov 17, 2017
  • A few minor bugs fixed
Mar 30, 2017
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with Facebook API response
Mar 23, 2017
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes
Jan 06, 2017
  • FIXED: Sometimes users get HTTP ERROR 500
Jan 05, 2017
  • The plugin is adjusted to Flynax 4.5.2
Sep 12, 2016
  • Solved some problems with PHP 5.3.x
Jul 13, 2016
  • Issue with ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS has been solved
  • Hooks in the Plugin adjusted to a new parser system
Dec 07, 2015
  • issue on 404 page resolved
Jul 09, 2015
  • The plugin is adjusted to Flynax 4.4.
Dec 05, 2014
  • Issue with Facebook Fans solved
  • A few minor bugs fixed
Nov 26, 2014
  • A few minor bugs fixed
Nov 26, 2014
  • Fully reworked
  • Ability to select an account type added
  • Stability of the plugin boosted
Mar 17, 2014
  • adapted for responsive template
Aug 26, 2013
  • A few minor bugs fixed
  • Stability of the plugin boosted
Mar 06, 2013
  • Fixed auto login problem without click on button
Aug 14, 2012
  • Auto Login problem resolved
  • Fixed a few minor bugs
Jul 20, 2012
  • Checking for spammers signing up through Facebook Connect Plugin with AutoRegPrevent enabled
Jul 17, 2012
  • Fixed a few minor bugs
May 02, 2012
  • Fixed account menu issues
Mar 13, 2012
  • Fix login problem through system module
Mar 13, 2012
  • Login logic changed
  • Fixed few minor bugs
Feb 07, 2012
  • Logout problem fixed
  • Typo fixed
  • Minor bugs fixed
Jan 17, 2012
  • Now the Plugin is available for Flynax v.4.0
May 05, 2011
  • The problem resulting from malfunction of the email check module has been resolved.
Apr 07, 2011
  • Log-out problem fixed
  • New option added, default account type for accounts created by the plugin
  • "Send notification to administrator" feature added
Mar 30, 2011
  • Initial release
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